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All Electric AD500 Enviro for Ls Angeles

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All Electric AD500 Enviro for Ls Angeles

Postby Tim Williams » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30 pm

A Super-Lo Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 all electric bus is to be trialed in LA. The bus will come with energy-dense batteries and Proterra's thermal management system.
Quoting from the publicity blurb "This electric double-decker bus can improve efficiency by transporting more people per trip. Alexander Dennis says this bus, which will cover a relatively long route from Claremont, California, to downtown Los Angeles, will be equipped with Wi-Fi for business commuters". The public transit agency that placed the order, Foothill Transit, has been growing its electric bus fleet in an effort to curb emissions in a historically smog-trapping region.
Doran Barnes, executive director at Foothill Transit, said the agency did an "extended demo" of an Alexander Dennis bus last year. “As congestion intensifies across Southern California, every inch of road space matters, so increasing passenger occupancy while maintaining comfort and a singular bus footprint is a public transit solution we’re really excited to introduce,” Barnes said.
Foothill Transit said its goal is to have a 100-percent electric bus fleet by 2030.
Dennis and Proterra will be put into service with Foothills Transit by 2019

AD seem to be doing quite well with the normal Super-Lo as the previously offered usual height deckers are fairly restricted in their potential use in the USA and Canada
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Re: All Electric AD500 Enviro for Ls Angeles

Postby Tim Williams » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:45 pm

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This is the general layout for the Foothill Transit AD 500 - I am not a great fan of these "Super Lo's" but their purpose and success cannot be denied.
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